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Old 10-01-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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ok well my motor started smoking from the comm area. it still runs but it got reaaaallly hot. my GTX is ok but it was right next to the endbell and i think it might have gotten hot as well. im wondering if the motor will be ok if i cut the comm and change the brushes.

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Old 10-01-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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Take it apart and look at the winds...
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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what should i be looking for? discoloration?

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:17 PM   #4
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What kind of motor is it? It could also be an internal cap that has blown?

When you take the motor apart, you will quickly be able to tell if the wind has blown - it'll look burned.
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its a mix-motor. a epic can w/ a havok 15t arm. theres no capacitors on it as of right now but i will be adding 3 soon.

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I had a similar thing happen. Not much to risk in cutting the comm and throwing in some new brushes. For me, it didn't work out. The darkened windings must have developed a short, as it continued to generate too much heat and not enough power.
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ok well ill just cut the comm and give it a try. hopefully it will still work

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